Hi Friends, this was sent to me and wondered if you'd be willing to participate in her research (see survey link below).

Dear Friends, I am conducting research for the final paper I am writing in my Archives Seminar class this semester at the iSchool at the University of Maryland, College Park. The paper is about the importance of Quaker journals, letters, and blogs to the spiritual guidance and nurture of Quakers both historically and today. I am hoping to get input from Quakers of all ages regarding their interest and involvement of Quaker journals and blogs during the course of their spiritual journey with Quakerism. I have complied a set of questions that I am hoping you will be able to fill out for me. I will do my best to keep your personal information confidential. If I write a report or article about this research project, your identity will be protected to the maximum extent possible. I will be keeping the results in a password-protected account, and if they are loaded onto a computer, the computer account will also be password protected. Any identifying information collected will be kept separately from the responses. There are no known risks associated with participating in this research project. This research is not designed to help you personally. Your participation in this research is completely voluntary. You may choose not to take part at all. If you decide to participate in this research, you may stop participating at any time. If you decide not to participate in this study or if you stop participating at any time, you will not be penalized or lose any benefits to which you otherwise qualify This research is being conducted by Mary Crauderueff College of Information Studies (Maryland’s i-School) at the University of Maryland, College Park. If you have any questions about the research study itself, please contact Jean Dryden at: 4121J Hornbake Bldg, South Wing, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, 301-405-3777. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject or wish to report a research-related injury, please contact: Institutional Review Board Office, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 20742; (e-mail) irb@deans.umd.edu; (telephone) 301-405-0678 This research has been reviewed according to the University of Maryland, College Park IRB procedures for research involving human subjects. By clicking on the link to the survey on SurveyMonkey.com, you indicate that: you are at least 18 years of age; the research has been explained to you; your questions have been fully answered; and you freely and voluntarily choose to participate in this research project. Please respond via this survey: http://tinyurl.com/d45lyu (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=UyCjz8ars9a5g77hght6jA_3d_3d) by Monday April 6th. Also, please forward this to all the Quakers you know – I would like to get as much participation as I can! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks in advance! in Light, Mary Crauderueff mcrauder@umd.edu

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